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BEGINNER YOGA

BEGINNER YOGA

Class Description

This class is for beginners and those who want to deepen their understanding of yoga foundations. We’ll take time to explore basic yoga postures and basic breathing techniques. The key is understanding that your breath is the core part of the practice.

Many people believe they can’t do yoga because they are not flexible enough. You don’t have to conform to the pose as there are many ways to modify each posture to best suit your body needs. In turn, this careful examination of postures will optimize all of yoga’s various health benefits.

What we need to know is that all asanas are nature inspired. As little children, we unknowingly participated in doing lots of asana movements. What created physical limitations is living in a seating culture. While knowing this simple truth, it is very easy to use your natural body alignment to do the pose and avoid forceful movement.

Benefits

We are aiming towards gaining confidence and knowledge about how to safely practice yoga. Learning to breathe correctly and bringing awareness towards inhaling and exhaling will add multiple benefits as the body is better oxygenated.

Heightened body awareness can greatly improve how well you take care of yourself on the mat and in your day to day life. You will be more likely to notice when you’re stressed or relaxed, in pain or pain-free, tired or rested.

With consistent practice, you will eliminate shoulders, hip and knee stiffness. You will become more aware of how you use your body, how you sit, and how you walk. Your upper spine will feel more flexible, and your hips more opened. Also, you will start to notice where you hold emotional tension in your body. All this will lead to a series of benefits for conditions like anxiety, depression, asthma, fibromyalgia, stress, osteoporosis, arthritis, headaches, carpal tunnel, tendonitis, lower back pain, neck pain, knee pain and other conditions.

 A Brief Outline of the Routine

The class will start with body-breath integration allowing to sense those areas which hold tension. We’ll explore in very much detail your existing breathing patterns and how to slowly incorporate the correct one, and to synchronise it with movement. Common yoga poses will be adapted to suit your body needs. You’ll learn how to love your body and gradually to improve flexibility in those areas of tension. Basic poses for the feet, knee, hips, hamstrings, moving onto the shoulders and upper body and spine will be experienced. You will also take time to work on core strength to keep the body stable and supported while in a posture. The class will end with a guided meditation for beginners. You’ll leave feeling connected and present.

 Style driven from: Hatha Yoga and Classical Yoga (Raja Yoga)

Level: Beginners welcomed!

Duration: 1h

Equipment needed: comfortable clothes, water, mat

Time/ Location: See class schedule

Teacher: Maria

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